Jim Lee of *Batman* Series Fame to Attend International Manga Fest 2014 in Japan

Jim Lee, a masterful American comic artist who has worked on the Batman series, which turns 75 this year, is coming to Japan! A discussion, live painting, signing, and other events are planned.

Details Revealed & Jacket Released for Egoist’s Fifth Single “Fallen”

A song that ties in with the currently airing TV anime Psycho-Pass 2! The jacket was created by redjuice!

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda*!

The Legend of Zelda series is popular worldwide in a number of forms including games, manga, and figures. Now, the creators behind the manga adaptation of the series are showing us how to draw Japanese manga! This is the first time that Himekawa will be sharing their work process! Fans won’t want to miss this.

SAO Exhibit to Be Held

An exhibit of the TV anime Sword Art Online is on now at the Tokyo Anime Center from Oct. 15-26.

New Ending Theme of TV Anime *Pokémon: XY* Revealed!? Glued to Shokotan’s Live Tour “Greed Revolution”

Shokotan aka Shoko Nakagawa, who “greedily” takes part in all kinds of activities such as singing, show MCing, voice acting, acting, and producing the fashion brand mmts, has embarked on her tour “Shoko Nakagawa Live Tour 2014 ‘Donyoku Kakumei (Greed Revolution)’” on Oct. 12.

Danboard Photo Exhibition on Now at Daimaru Shinsaibashi

The Danboard Photo Exhibition organized by Movic is on now from Oct. 8-20 at Daimaru Shinsaibashi.

Have You Seen the Video? Hatsune Miku Appears on Popular CBS Program

Hatsune Miku made a guest appearance on the popular program Late Show with David Letterman of the American CBS broadcasting network and performed the song “Sharing the World.”

Fundraising Begins on Kickstarter for Practical English Materials Collection for Studying Anime!

A collection of valuable information is in the works that explains the behind-the-scenes details on production of the anime Santa Company, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Creator Interview: Cure Employee takanashi

“To those who don’t know better, they won’t think they're anime accessories. But those who know, will get it. Those are the kind of things I want to make.” - Cure Employee takanashi

Dilapidated Building Becomes Temporary Museum: #BCTION Creates a World Interweaving Street Art and Cosplay

There's an old office building in Kojimachi, Tokyo that's scheduled to be demolished. But before that, an art project transformed the entire building into a museum. The name of the project is BCTION. It's taken from the idea that one action (A) influences the the next action (B) in a chain of creative expansion. This is represented in the equation ACTION x ACTION = BCTION.

Re-opening of Evangelion Store in Ikebukuro

The Evangelion Store re-opened in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro P’Parco on Oct. 3. The store offers the same selection of attractive products to entice Evangelion fans as the Harajuku location, which unfortunately closed its doors in June 2014. Approximately 200 people lined up outside on opening day, and the store bustled with people looking to buy goods right as the store opened.

Director Interview: "Rage of Bahamut" Anime Adaptation! (1/3)

Rage of Bahamut, the smartphone app that has garnered popularity around the world, will be made into an anime. It’s title will be Rage of Bahamut Genesis.

Manga Artist Combo Ume Holds Talk Show at TGS 2014

On the final day of Tokyo Game Show 2014, a talk show and signing event was held at the Tokyo Otaku Mode booth!

Waiting for Us at the Amuse Exhibition Were Year of the Sheep Alpacasso

Amuse Inc., creator of the popular Alpacasso series, held a private viewing for their new products!

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Action & Sci-Fi

A look at the trailers for the nine anime beginning this fall with promising battle scenes!

Tokyo Game Show 2014 Comes to a Close

Take a look back at Tokyo Game Show 2014, which recorded the event’s second highest attendance in its history!

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Academic and Comedic Series

Here’s our selection of 10 different trailers for cheerful, comedic school anime that will begin broadcast this October!

Tokyo Game Show 2014: Cosplayers & Booth Girls Collection

Games and beautiful girls go hand-in-hand? Introducing pictures of the beautiful cosplayers & booth girls we found at Tokyo Game Show 2014!

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Aug. 3, 2014 01:001

Soul Revolver Manga Departs Monthly Hero’s and Gets Live-Action Hollywood Movie Adaptation, All Nippon Entertainment Works Also Cooperating

*Soul Revolver* Manga Departs *Monthly Hero’s* and Gets Live-Action Hollywood Movie Adaptation, All Nippon Entertainment Works Also Cooperating

Soul Revolver, a manga currently serialized in Monthly Hero’s is getting a live-action movie adaptation. What’s more, the film is being worked on by Hollywood producers and it’s being created in Hollywood as well.

Aug. 2, 2014 13:008

Parasyte: Probability of Survival to Begin Broadcasting in October - Aya Hirano, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Kana Hanazawa Join the Cast

*Parasyte: Probability of Survival* to Begin Broadcasting in October - Aya Hirano, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Kana Hanazawa Join the Cast

Two projects are underway for the legendary manga Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki. One is a live-action movie and the other is a TV anime series.

Aug. 2, 2014 07:006

TV Anime Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete to Broadcast in October, Takuma Terashima to Play Main Character

TV Anime *Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete* to Broadcast in October, Takuma Terashima to Play Main Character

The romance adventure game Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete released in 2010 is getting an anime adaptation.

Aug. 2, 2014 01:000

Aikatsu! The Movie Key Visual Releases, An Unprecedented Idol Movie Begins

*Aikatsu! The Movie* Key Visual Releases, An Unprecedented Idol Movie Begins

The veil has finally been removed from the key visual to the anime movie Aikatsu! The Movie, which will release countrywide in Japan on Dec. 13.

Aug. 1, 2014 13:004

Tomomi Itano Brings Her SxWxAxG to USA!

Tomomi Itano Brings Her SxWxAxG to USA!

On July 19 and 20, 2014, San Francisco’s Japantown hosted the annual J-Pop Summit featuring artists including the Guest of Honor, former AKB48 member ...

Aug. 1, 2014 07:005

First Naruto Movie in Two Years to Release in December, Large-Scale Exhibit to Be Held in 2015

First *Naruto* Movie in Two Years to Release in December, Large-Scale Exhibit to Be Held in 2015

Fifteen years since its serialization began, Naruto’s popularity isn’t just confined to Japan, it’s worldwide. Now, a large-scale project that will run from the end of 2014 through to 2015 is set to begin.

Jul. 31, 2014 22:1444

Advancing Alpacasso Corps! Sales Begin in August!

Advancing Alpacasso Corps! Sales Begin in August!

A new Alpacasso series has been activated! And they’re wearing green cloaks that look like…?!

Jul. 31, 2014 13:1518

The Latest Figures! Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cool Edition

The Latest Figures! Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cool Edition

Check out XX photos of cool figures and cosplay from Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] held on July 27!

Jul. 31, 2014 13:001

Linking Up “Dots and Lines” Around the World: An Exclusive Interview with May’n

Linking Up “Dots and Lines” Around the World: An Exclusive Interview with May’n

On July 19 and 20, 2014, San Francisco’s Japantown hosted the annual J-Pop Summit featuring artists such as May’n and former AKB48 member Tomomi Itano...

Jul. 31, 2014 07:003

America’s Otaku Items Expand to Japan! Harajuku Comic-Con 2014 is Underway

America’s Otaku Items Expand to Japan! Harajuku Comic-Con 2014 is Underway

Beginning on July 26, limited items from the San Diego Comic-Con in the U.S. became available to buy in real-time at the event Harajuku Comic-Con 2014 being held now at Tokyo’s flagship store for hot toys, Toysapiens.

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